Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Josef
Zinnbauer says he will dance with his players if they beat Kaizer Chiefs
in the Soweto derby on Saturday.
The Buccaneers have experienced a resurgence under the German
tactician this year and now find themselves only six points adrift of
Chiefs, which means a win at FNB Stadium on Saturday would see
Zinnbauer's men reduce the deficit to three points.
Zinnbauer has revealed that his players are highly motivated for the
crucial Absa Premiership tie and are voluntarily putting in extra hours
"I say, 'stop now, training is finished.' But they say, 'no, no,
coach, we want to play more - give us a free-kick or give us a corner,
or whatever," Zinnbauer told the media on Thursday.
"They have a special feeling, they are focused on the Soweto derby,
but we have to focus on the next game and for us, as coaches, it's only
the game that’s important.
"But I know it's a special game for me too, but you don't get more
points from the derby than any other game, yeah? You have a chance for
three points and not more."
Zinnbauer was caught on camera dancing in the Pirates dressing room
recently and stated that it was just a taste of what's to come if his
team come out on top.
"The guys, they dance and have fun and it is good. In
the video, you only saw me alone, but on the other side it was a player
and I told him when we win we will dance together," he added.
"If we win and then we dance and I made a little dance and then there was hype in the press."
- TEAMtalk media